$110 Basquiat sold by Family who bought it for $19,000
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s painting of a skull sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s in New York, setting an auction record for American artists and providing a windfall for the daughter of two collectors who purchased it for $19,000 in 1984.
Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One announces 117 new episodes – 19 May
The company that owns the Peppa Pig brand has announced that it is producing 117 new episodes for the popular children’s cartoon.
The new series will air from spring 2019 and take the total number of Peppa Pig episodes to 381.
Property tycoon who banned ‘coloured people because of curry smells’ faces legal action – Thursday 18 May
A buy-to-let tycoon who banned “coloured people” from his properties “because of curry smells” is facing legal action brought by the equality watchdog.
Millionaire Fergus Wilson, who reportedly owns close to 1,000 properties in Kent, sent an email to a local letting agency informing them of the ban.
Commission chief executive, Rebecca Hilsenrath, said: “We have asked the court if it agrees with us that Mr Wilson’s lettings policy contains unlawful criteria and, if so, to issue an injunction.
“As this is now formal legal action we will release further information at a later date.”